flatter
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flatter(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to cause to feel pleased)
a. halagar
You flatter me with all your kind words.Me halagas con todas tus amables palabras.
2. (to overpraise)
a. adular
That boot-licker is always trying to flatter our boss to get a raise.Ese lambiscón siempre está adulando a nuestra jefa para que le dé un aumento.
3. (to suit someone)
a. favorecer
I hate to tell you, darling, but that dress does not flatter you too much.Lamento decírtelo, cariño, pero ese vestido no te favorece mucho.
4. (to deceive oneself)
a. hacerse ilusiones
I was looking at your friend. Don't flatter yourself.Estaba mirando a tu amigo. No te hagas ilusiones.
5. (to be proud of oneself)
a. enorgullecerse
I flatter myself on being the best gardener in town.Me enorgullezco de ser el mejor jardinero del pueblo.
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flatter
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (of person)
a. halagar, adular
2. (of clothes)
a. favorecer
I felt flatteredme sentí halagado
to flatter oneselfengañarse a sí mismo(a)
she flatters herself that she's a good cookse piensa que es una buena cocinera
3. (colloquial)
a.
don't flatter yourself!¡no te engañes!
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flatter [ˈflætəʳ]
transitive verb
1 (praise, compliment) (sincerely) halagar
you flatter me! ¡me halagas!; to say that she is tactless is to flatter her decir que no tiene tacto es como echarle un piropo
(insincerely) adular; lisonjear
she knew how to flatter, where necessary, to get what she wanted he liked to flatter women, flirt with them stop flattering her
he only said it to flatter you te lo dijo solo para adularte
2 (gratify) halagar
I was very flattered to be asked me halagó que me lo pidieran; to feel flattered sentirse halagado
Anne was both flattered and surprised by Danny's attentiveness to her
3 (show to advantage) favorecer
that colour flatters you ese color te favorece; it's a dress that will flatter any figure es un vestido que favorece a cualquiera
baggy jeans which don't flatter his gangly six-foot frame a dusky pink lipstick which flatters her complexion that colour flatters your complexion
4
to flatter o.s.
(pride o.s.)
to flatter o.s. on sth/that enorgullecerse de algo/de que
he flatters himself that he understands people she flatters herself on her knowledge of French boast, show off
(deceive o.s.)
don't flatter yourself, I didn't come all this way just to see you no te hagas ilusiones, no he venido hasta aquí solo para verte a ti; you flatter yourself! what makes you think he fancies you? ¡no seas engreída! ¿qué te hace pensar que le gustas?
don't flatter yourself!, I'm not about to pull a faded old pensioner like you, dear I flatter myself, perhaps, but I hope my grandchildren will like some of them enough to want to keep them
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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